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See Terrica in Golden Isles Magazine at the Ocean Lodge

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Photo by Chris Moncus Photography

Some people love their jobs because it instills a  greater purpose or some philanthropic ideal.  I think that’s great.

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I love my job because I get to dress up, handed a martini and laugh with co-workers for a magazine spread. Trust me, that’s great, too.

The above photo is from the Swinging Summit feature in Golden Isles Magazine’s January/February issue (p. 49) on the area’s local wedding professionals.  It was an ode to the Oceans 11-Frank Sinatra Rat Pack era and was absolute, unadulterated fun!  At the second shoot, I was able to clink it up with other female wedding pros—the culinary creative Laura Justice of Tasteful Temptations Catering and uber-sweet photographer Sarah DeShaw at the gorgeous Ocean Lodge. Somehow, it looks like I played the femme fatale, but you know what they say about life imitating art, yes?

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If you’d like to hear more about the wonderful wedding photographers, caterers, DJs, and wedding planners in the St. Simons and Jekyll Island area, definitely check the article out.  It’s a great read with insight into our creative minds and collaborative dynamic of working together as a cohesive unit.

Vote for Beachview Tent Rentals in the Event Solutions Spotlight Awards!

 

 

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We are so proud to hear that local favorite, Beachview Tent Rentals has been nominated for an Event Solutions Spotlight Award. Those of us in the industry know what an honor this is—but for those who aren’t in the industry, in short: it’s a pretty big deal

If you’re former or current client of Beachview’s, a vendor that frequently works with them, or just an admirer of their work, please take the time (and spread the word!) to vote for them this year. Voting ends January 31st, so let’s work to get our fabulous, local rental company the worldwide recognition they so justly deserve!

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Some great samples of their work—go vote!

Real St. Simons Wedding :: Whitney + Ben

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We had the pleasure of working with Whitney + Ben for their beautiful, yet whimsical French countryside inspired wedding on St. Simons Island.  After a week long of festivities that included welcome parties, the couple exchanged vows at the Lovely Lane Chapel on St. Simons Island.  At the chiming of the hour, bridesmaids donned in black Audrey Hepburn-esque cocktail dresses walked down the aisle preceding Whitney’s arrival.

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Many from Ben’s family flew in from France to attend the wedding, so this served as a mini reunion for his family, as well as an opportunity for Whitney to meet her extended family.  The couple danced to “Zydeco Gris Gris” for their first dance, which kicked of the festivities New Orleans style.

Ben’s family is French, so much of the personal touches incorporated his French heritage, Whitney’s education in New Orleans and many of her own family traditions.  For example, Whitney’s maternal grandparents owned a blueberry and honey farm. Small jars of honey from the farm were given as additional favors and served a double purpose as escort cards.  Much of the menu included Coastal local favorites, as well as French and New Orleans inspired dishes like duck confit and shrimp étouffée.  Their signature drink was the “Golden Aisle“, a play on the wedding’s location (the Golden Isles) and wedding festivities, which consisted of Firefly (Sweet Tea Vodka) to represent the Georgia inspiration and Perrier, to combine the French.  Ben is also a graphic designer and designed all of the signage for the tables, bars, escort card tags, programs, and invitations which are inspired by an old Oak that sits outside of the St. Simons Casino.

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|Vendor Details|:

Wedding Coordinator: Cocktails + Details, St. Simons Island;
Caterer/Florist: Straton Hall, Jekyll Island;
PhotographerJason Travis, Atlanta;
Church: Lovely Lane Chapel, St. Simons Island;
Reception Venue: St. Simons Casino, St. Simons Island;
Linens:  Beachview Tent Rentals, Brunswick;
Band: Stringrays, St. Simons Island;
Transportation: St. Simons Trolley, St. Simons Island.

Dec 21 2010

Golden Isles Girls Night Out: Burlesque Event

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Earlier this month, we produced and co-hosted a Girls Night Out event with the Sea Palms Resort on St. Simons in honor of the new movie, Burlesque featuring Christina Aguilera and Cher.  This was the best must-attend party in the middle of the week!  The event was a great opportunity the ladies of the islands to let their hair down, get dressed up and party Cocktails + Details style!  Ladies walked the red carpet enjoyed tapas and special designer signature drinks (Dream and Breathless), which were a huge hit!  Chris Moncus served as our resident paparazzi for the evening, while Justin Henshaw of Island Sound provided the music that kept everyone on the dance floor.  James Grella and Jason Lavender of Image Artisans gave all of our ladies mini-makeovers prior to loading the ladies up for their royal transport over to a private screening of Burlesque.

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We had a fabulous time— it was a great chance to see old friends and meet new ones.  Another congratulations to Kristin Williams who won our ultimate swag bag giveaway which included beauty products, makeover and a vacation at the Casa Monica in St. Augustine, FL!  I just want to say thank you to all of the professionals that helped me pull off this event: Wendy, Chris, Justin, James + Jason—you guys were awesome and I appreciate you all so much.

Stay on the look out for next Girls’ Night Out event in February— we’re going inside the genie bottle, baby!

Introducing Seaside Soiree: A Luxury Elopement Collection for St. Simons and Jekyll Island

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We are happy to announce a brand new collection at Cocktails + Details:  Seaside Soirée.

Seaside Soirée is our new elopement collection on both Saint Simons Island and Jekyll Island that we are so excited about!  Our new luxury experience is a themed collection personally designed by Terrica Skaggs to showcase couples’ personalities and the beauty of the Golden Isles. This collection goes far beyond courthouse nuptials and cookie cutter packages, but includes a detailed custom design of fresh flower bouquets, locations, cakes and more.

Getting married on or near the beach is a popular choice on Saint Simons Island and Jekyll Island.  Seaside Soirée features a waterfront location, décor in complementary color palettes, as well as one fresh flower bridal bouquet, one boutonniere, a two tier beach inspired cake, delicious dinner for two and a two night stay at one of the area’s islands resorts. Upgrades are available for customization or extending the experience, which include honeymoons at sea on the beautiful Carnival Fascination ship out of Jacksonville, Florida.

To learn more, visit our website or call us at 888.720.LUXE (5893) to book today!

Annie + Mike :: Faith Chapel | St. Simons Lighthouse Wedding

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Annie + Mike’s wedding just a ridiculous amount of fun.  It all started on Jekyll Island at the beautiful, historic Faith Chapel where one of their friends serenaded them during the ceremony.  The look on Mike’s face as Annie walked to meet him at the altar was unforgettable.  Annie was every bit of the classic beauty and was absolutely glowing the entire day, thanks to Mike and the incomparable James Grella of Image Artisans, who did her hair and makeup.

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After the ceremony, the party began at A.W. Jones Heritage Center Museum on St. Simons Island.  Straton Hall knocked it out of the park with their champagne chicken and Heidi of Rosalee’s Flowery did a fantastic job of creating ambiance with fresh, citrus inspired flowers and hanging arrangements from the fixtures.  Island Sound had everyone on the dance floor all night—at the end of the night, they even went on to do an after party!

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(Love this shot of Annie’s mom enjoying her dance with her dad)

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Tony and Lisa Harrell were AMAZING to work with.  This was my first time with them, but I know it will not be the last.  They were so much fun and easy going—capturing all of the tender moments.  A wedding planner’s dream 🙂  They took Annie + Mike out the next morning for a Trash the Dress session that was done so elegantly:

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Emily + Scott | St. Simons Island Wedding Planner

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We had the pleasure of assisting Emily + Scott with their wedding at the Saint Simons Island Lighthouse and the Museum (the A.W. Jones Heritage Center).  It was a sweet and intimate gathering of family and friends—with great food provided by Straton Hall and music by Island Sound.  Emily + Scott originally met as “models” taking pictures for the neighborhood they lived in, The Woodlands of Athens.  I love that Emily says, “5 years have passed and we  are still drunk on each others love.”  That being said, I am so very impressed with how the photographers of Once Like A Spark captured the playfulness and romance between the two of them.

Congratulations, Emily + Scott!

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(I love that they chose to be married on the porch of the Keeper’s House at the St. Simons Lighthouse.  Another personal detail:  the same pastor that baptized Emily, was also the officiant to marry her to Scott)

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The family decided to do a “Biscuits at the Beach” brunch the next day—but not before Emily + Scott did a killer morning after shoot:

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We Likey: Villa De Suenos | St. Simons Island Wedding Venue

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The gorgeous Villa De Suenos is absolutely beautiful.  This lovely private villa tucked away off of East Beach on St. Simons Island and offers an expansive decadence that is perfect for your destination wedding in Coastal Georgia.  Overlooking beautiful Sea Island, It sleeps 15, which makes it perfect for early arrivals and pampering your bridal party.  With an infinity edge pool that appears to spill into the crystal blue ocean and bricked terrace, it is calling for al fresco dining and entertainment.

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The beautiful Villa is perfect to escape the resort crowds and hold your own personal fete for your wedding reception in St. Simons Island:

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Thank you to the beautiful St. Simons Island wedding photographer, Brooke Roberts for the captivating images above!

Want to see more?  If you think the outside is divine, you absolutely must see the video tour: